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Reading this article today. IRL "Running"?

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Hand Amputation

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« on: <09-07-10/1522:36> »
I was reading this article that explained "The Scene" today and it made me wonder..

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.01/topsite.html

Now, I would never condone this sort of behavior, but it is interesting to read about.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_scene


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« Reply #1 on: <09-07-10/1529:57> »
I was reading this article that explained "The Scene" today and it made me wonder..

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.01/topsite.html

Now, I would never condone this sort of behavior, but it is interesting to read about.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_scene
Ach... Makin' me feel old again. Just 'cuz the article's 5 years old and has this in it:

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Finally, thousands, perhaps millions, of copies - all the progeny of that original file - spill into the public peer-to-peer networks: Kazaa, LimeWire, Morpheus. Without this duplication and distribution structure providing content, the P2P networks would run dry. (BitTorrent, a faster and more efficient type of P2P file-sharing, is an exception. But at present there are far fewer BitTorrent users.)

I remember Kazaa... before it became a pop-up ad machine.

And this bit:
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including 13 CPUs and 16 external hard drives (for a total of 3 terabytes of storage)
Nice to know you can get 3 terabytes for about $225 nowadays (and as just 3 external drives).

Hand Amputation

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« Reply #2 on: <09-07-10/1544:52> »
It's definitely dated, but still relevant.

I found it while reading this on Reddit:

http://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comments/dakft/police_raid_the_pirate_bays_and_wikileaks_isp_7/

FWIW: I got my 1.5 TB external HD for $99. whoop.

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« Reply #3 on: <09-07-10/2046:03> »
I spent 700 to build the puter i got and it has a 1 TB drive in it dammed if I'll ever fill the thing though.
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« Reply #4 on: <09-08-10/0241:28> »
thanks for the article man. good read.

Now I have to go sift thru my links and find some older SR in RL stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: <09-08-10/1102:18> »
Now I have to go sift thru my links and find some older SR in RL stuff.

I'd really like to read some good articles.